Frequently Asked Questions
We will always consider buying an item or entire collection outright. However, we have found in the past that a seller will get more money by consigning an item or collection if they run it across the auction arena and let many people bid on it. Auction fever is a wonderful thing
Our commission rates are based on the value of the item or the collection. The higher the value, the lower the rate. Our rates range from 15% to 25%.
We use a third party shipper (Navis Pack & Ship) in Novi, Michigan. All winning bids placed by off site bidders will be packed and placed on their truck as soon as it sells. Then it will be transported to their warehouse in Novi. Once you pay Showtime for the item, Navis will contact you to make arrangements for shipping.
All Credit Cards except Discover, Check, Cash, PayPal with link email@example.com
To see the live auction, click either the LiveAuctioneers or iCollector link located at the bottom of each webpage. From there, you will be able to view the live auction as it is taking place.
Prices Realized for our latest auction will be published 3 days after the auction ends. To see “Prices Realized” go to the home page and click the “Prices Realized” button located about half way down the page.
The most common reason for sign-in mistakes is a bidder forgetting his/her password. You can use the Forgot Password link on the Sign In page to reset your password.
While the bidding console was designed to be as simple as possible, there can be situations in which a bidder misinterprets the winning bid amount as his or her own when the item, in fact, sold to another bidder. If you still have questions pertaining to a specific auction, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a transcript of the bidding activity to provide clarification.
There are two ways for a bidder to participate in an auction:
- Click the LiveAuctioneers or iCollector link which are located on the bottom of every page webpage.
- Submitting an absentee bid that automatically registers the bidder for the auction. Please remember that you are solely responsible for bidder approvals for your auction.
We have two auctions a year. Our Spring auction is around the first week of April and our Fall Auction is around the first week of Oct. We can accept consignments up to 2 months prior to the auction.